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Grassroots Racing: Where NASCAR Heroes are Born

The NASCAR Hall of Fame features a new exhibition this summer - Grassroots Racing: Where NASCAR Heroes are Born.

Grassroots Racing: Where NASCAR Stars are Born explores four race tracks historically known and recognized to be the beginnings of NASCAR racing – Greenville Pickens Speedway in Greenville, S.C., Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, N.C. and South Boston Speedway in Boston, Va.

Highlighting the exhibition are historic race cars – David Pearson’s Ford Modified (1937), Richard Childress’ Plymouth Modified (1937), Dale Jarrett’s Busch Series Pontiac LeMans (1986) and Denny Hamlin’s Late Model Chevrolet (2003). Authentic artifacts in addition convey the story of these pivotal “grassroots” racetracks which paved the way for many of NASCAR’s biggest stars, many of which are NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductees today.